1st Edition

Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

    420 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    420 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Sustainable entrepreneurship has attracted growing attention in both scholarly and practitioner circles. Focusing on generating social, environmental and business value, the notion has been raised more recently to address the contribution of entrepreneurial activities to sustainable economic and social development.

    Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation builds on a theoretical framework that addresses related topics via a combination of insights from sustainability, policy, managerial, strategic, innovation and institutional perspectives. Providing empirical casework as well as a conceptual and theoretical framework, the book takes a global, interdisciplinary approach to the emergent field of sustainable entrepreneurship. The book highlights elements of sustainable entrepreneurship which have a societal impact as well as regional relevance and related aspects of innovation are also presented. Definitional issues are further elaborated in order to encompass the main inter-connected fields of study, sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation.

    This book is an important resource for academic researchers, and postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.

    Introduction Katerina Nicolopoulou, Mine Karatas-Ozkan, Frank Janssen, John Jermier

    Part 1: A theoretical Framework for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    1. Sustainable Entrepreneurship: eternal beginnings Pierre Kletz and Eric Cornuel
    2. Addressing sustainability challenges through state led innovation Azad Singh Bali, Peter McKiernan, Christopher Vas and Peter Waring
    3. Eco Socio Innovation: underpinning sustainable entrepreneurship and social innovation Jonathan M. Scott, Patrick Dawson and John L. Thompson
    4. Embeddedness as a facilitator for sustainable Entrepreneurship Frédéric Dufays 
    5. Sustainable at home—Sustainable at work? The impact of pro-environmental life-work spillover effects on sustainable intra- or entrepreneurship Franziska Dittmer and Susanne Blazejewksi
    6. The application of the ambidexterity theoretical perspective to sustainable entrepreneurship: balancing the sustainability-development equilibrium over time Laura A. Costanzo
    7. Sustainability Entrepreneurship in marine protected areas Simon R. Bush, Mariska Bottema, Jan Joris Midavaine and Eleanor Carter
    8. Part II: Empirical insights from case studies- Regional and sectoral perspective

    9. Lessons from Sustainable Entrepreneurship towards social innovation in healthcare Jackson, S.M., Maleganos, J.K. and Alamantariotou, K
    10. Innovation in the face of tension: lessons from a sustainable Social Enterprise Aastha Malhotra
    11. When the river ran purple: reframing indigenous economics in a global city Billie Lythberg, Christine Woods and Mānuka Hēnare
    12. Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social innovation: a CPA view Xuanwei Cao and Doris Fischer
    13. Innovation in Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education in Africa: Strategy and Social Impact Shiv K. Tripathi, Umesh Mukhi, Mario Molteni and Benedetto Cannatelli
    14. Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship in agriculture: Empirical insights into the SME ecosystem Tunalioglu, R., Karatas-Ozkan, M., Yavuz, C., Bektas, T., Cobanoglu, F., Howells, J. and Karaman, A. D.
    15. Sustainable entrepreneurship in maritime tourism: theoretical considerations and empirical evidence Maria Lekakou, Evangelia Stefanidaki and Ioannis Theotokas
    16. Part III: Policy and institutional perspectives

    17. Sustainable development and entrepreneurship: mapping definitions, determinants, actors and processes Emmanuel Raufflet, Luc Bres, Sofiane Baba, Louis Jacques Filion
    18. Private- public partnerships in Kazakhstan and Russia: the interplay between social value, entrepreneurship and sustainability Nikolai Mouraviev and Nada K. Kakabadse
    19. The everyday experience of the social entrepreneur- brokering for social innovation in the intersection of networks of practice Eeva Houtbeckers
    20. Employee Energy Cooperatives – employee entrepreneurial activities towards a more sustainable future Anja Gräf, Carsten Herbes
    21. Building Sustainable Social Enterprises: Combining Multiple Institutional Logics Olivia Kyriakidou and Helen Salavou 
    22. Social Entrepreneurship as an INGO: exploring the challenges of innovation and hybridisation Jamie Newth


    Katerina Nicolopoulou is a Senior Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, UK.

    Mine Karatas-Ozkan is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Southampton, UK.

    Frank Janssen is full Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Louvain School of Management, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

    John Jermier is Professor of Sustainable Enterprise Research at the University of South Florida, USA.